Medications and the success of dental implants

Each year, about 500,000 North Americans get dental implants. If you are one of them, and are preparing to have an implant, it might be a good idea to discuss medications with your Oral Surgeon.
A body of research indicates that in order to raise the odds that dental implants will attach properly, there are clear benefits to taking certain common medications and avoiding others. Some medications affect bone metabolism and the way that bone cells heal and multiply or die, they can have an important effect on the success of implants.